Posted in Christian life, Work for God

YOU HAVE A CALL

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God

-Romans 1:1

A lot of times, we see a lot of people in the church of God today that claim to be jobless in the body of Christ (Jobless in the sense that they say they have nothing to do for God), some give excuses of every unit in the church filled up, therefore, they cant join, some complain that they dont fit in into any unit in the church, some because of these things had even come up with the Ideology that not everybody is called to work for God in the body of Christ all of which are not true.

Every man in the Kingdom of Heaven is called to do something one of which is to preach the gospel of Christ Jesus to the world according to Mathew 28:19 and Mark 16:15 and this same mandate is our no. one priority as Christians. Right from this time on (since the resurrection up till now) god has given every man the mandate of representing him everywhere in the world and in every levels areas and parastatals, which means no one in the kingdom is useless not even a day old convert in the body of Christ and this was why Paul in the passage of the scriptures used above was bold enough to reveal who he was and what he was called to be and throughout his writings he has not failed to acknowledge the fact that every man has a calling.

Wherefore he saith, when he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men.

-Ephesians 4:8

As said earlier every man is called by God to be in a particular position or to fulfil a particular mission and that’s why I can say that apart from the fact that the 12 apostles were part of Jesus ministry, they were also called to be in the position of Apostles just like Paul was called. Paul in Ephesians 4:8 said when Christ ascended he gave gifts unto all men, these gifts can be referred to as areas of callings to which every man is called thus showing the fact that every man in the Kingdom is called to represent Christ in various parts of life. These gifts are so numerous that it is out of them that we have the ministerial offices such as Apostleship, The Prophet, The Evangelist, The Pastor (Pastoring and Shepherding), and Teaching which is becoming more manifest in the Church today. But apart from these areas of calling there are also other areas of calling into which God has called us into so as to preach the Gospel and to proclaim his name and the exceeding greatness of his power, these areas of calling are not only limited to ministerial positons alone, we are also to declare and proclaim Christ in our workplaces etc. therefore God also calls people into Giving, Encouraging, Admonishing, Singing, financial management, Human resource management, Public speaking, Graphics Designing, Web development, online marketing, Modelling, Photography, Medical practice and so many other professions in life, some are even endowed with talents like Critical thinking, writing, poetry, painting etc., some even have inborn leadership capabilities, ability to convince a thousand people to buy their own ideas, most people have business capabilities and ideas etc. These and many more areas to which God has called man to function in which means it’s not all about being a minister alone as Paul said in Romans 12:4-8, therefore don’t ever say you have nothing to do for God.

Knowing to what area you are called in to by God is a great thing to do therefore go to God and find out from him which areas he has called you and remember that everything a man has is Gods, therefore, don’t forget to utilize what you have and who you are for the advancement of the Kingdom and the preaching of the Gospel. Remember that HE GAVE GIFTS TO ALL MEN… i.e. HE CALLED ALL MEN. SHALOM.

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Posted in Christian life, Love

Kiss Your Christian Brothers and Sisters

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When was the last time you gave a kiss to one of your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ? Not a Christian that was a member of your family or a significant other, but a Christian in your fellow assembling of the Body of Christ. Believe it or not, it was quite a common thing that Apostle Paul and Apostle Peter encouraged Christians to be doing with each other.

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Posted in Christian life, Revival

Why are you there? 

I was to go and represent my church in another church on a Sunday and on getting there I saw a lot of people you can call youths fiddling with their phones, checking Facebook pictures while the service was going on not even bothering whether they are being captured by the camera or not (it was an anniversary so there was a videographer to record the service). Some were even on a betting site betting, some were sleeping during the sermon and all these made me wonder why these people come to church to waste their time rather than staying home.

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Respect the Sanctity of the sanctuary. -Steward_wealth ’17

A lot of times we attend church services, we attend weekly services and other programs just to fulfill all righteousness, some go so as to avoid questioning by our pastors, ministers and so on. Some go to church to meet friends; to them the church is a place to hangout with friends, some go to the church to sleep, rest and relieve themselves of the day’s stress; to them the church is an hotel room and recreational center. Some go to church just to give and donate money to the church; to them the church is a launching ground it is an IDP Camp or a company of needy people where their money is needed. Some go to the church to charge their phones; to them the church is a charging hub, some go to flaunt their wealth, clothes, riches or cars; to them the church is a fashion parade and festival or a social club where you harass and intimidate your fellows with your wealth. This and many more are reasons why people go to church and church services.

For everything you do, there is always a motive and intention. –Anonymous.

But i stand to ask my brethren, why are we in Church; are we really there to fellowship with the brethren and worship God or we are there because going to church on Sunday I  routine and staying home on Sunday will be boring. Are we there because we love God or because there are some of our friends we can’t see on normal days except in church on Sunday. Are we there to contribute our quota to the development and building of he body of Christ or we are there to contribute to the noise in the Church. Are we there because we want to see God or we are there because we want our Pastor(s) to see us and know that we are Church so that he can recognise us or for any other reason.

A lot of us today go to church for various reasons outside the major reason for which the church was created but I can attest to one thing that only those who go to church to seek God with their heart will see him and get their heart desires while those who come for other reasons will for sure get their reward “ For those who sow in the flesh will of the flesh reap Corruption and those who sow in the Spirit will of the Spirit reap Eternal life. ” SHALOM.

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Posted in Christian life, Holiness

Revival without Holiness…. 

​But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

2 Timothy 2:19 ESV.  

Recently the church of God in Nigeria has started witnessing a bit of revival in various places, towns, churches, dioceses, denominations, Campuses even amongst various individuals and this is actually a joyful improvement in the body of Christ because this is what the body of Christ in Nigeria has been crying for for decades and to his Glory we are seeing it. 

The need for revival in the Church of God cannot be over emphasized especially at this time when the Church is facing a lot of Challenges, spiritual drought and famine and as a result a revival is greatly needed and welcome. Apart from these reasons, the Church herself is facing oppression from the Children of the bound woman and other adversaries and as God has promised that the Church in Africa especially the Church in Nigeria has the mandate of the end time world revival therefore revival is welcome and is still needed not only the Church but also in other areas such as the business sector, labor sector etc as God wants to move in these aspects too. 

You Can’t bring back the Glory of God in the flesh and in carnality. 

– Engr. S. I. Eze (Rt. Revd.)

Yet as we rejoice for the little bit of revival we are seeing yet it is important to know that in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. In our Churches today what we see are people who hold the truth in unrighteousness”, people who claim to be revivalists and revival agents both their lives are not revived. In our campuses today what we see are those who claim to be burning for God yet they fornicate, yet they commit examination malpractice, yet they perpetrate fraudulent activities, yet they dress indecently. We see Fellowship Pastors that are supposed to pastor the fold but rather they turn themselves into wolves who devour the fold on weekdays yet on Sunday you see them mounting the pulpit on Sundays preaching, binding and casting, releasing the power of the Holy Ghost… What a pity!. 

A lot of so called revivalists are just like that barren fig tree that though barren yet they portray themselves as fruit bearing trees, they are  like Saul whose subjects see as a king who is hale and heartily but in the palace is already a mad man who needs music before he gets back to normal. Most of us are like the Laodecian Church we think we are hot but are freezing in unrighteousness and sin. 

For this revival to be what God wants it to be, we must stop holding the truth in unrighteousness and cleanse, purge ourselves of and lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, because all God with mercy is saying in this year of revival is that “if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work”. SHALOM.